Alan Dixon from The Metal Voice spoke to Foreigner and Classic Dokken Bassist Jeff Pilson as he was performing with Foreigner in Montreal Quebec Canada on March 13 2019.
Watch the interview here:
Pilson spoke about the latest The Last in Line album, Foreigner’s current tour, Dio Disciples upcoming studio album and his new project The End Machine with Classic Dokken lineup.
When asked about the new Last in Line album called II that he produced
“I am very proud of that record, it’s an amazing record, I love working with that band. The guys in the band, Vivian Campbell, Phil Soussan and Vinny Appice have been friends for 30 plus years. And of course Andrew Freeman is an amazing singer. It’s great to hear Vivian Campbell shredding again as he did on the first record. The songs on this record are so strong and the band really has their own identity now. ”
When asked about Foreigners current Canadian Tour
“This tour has been amazing, we love Canada, Canada is a very good market for us and we are going to come back to Canada a lot. I have done more shows with Foreigner than Dokken but I have been a member of Dokken for a longer time. Foreigner has always been a positive influence on me from the minute Foreigner came out I was a fan. ”
When asked about his participation in writing for the upcoming Dio Disciples album
“I have written a couple of songs for them, I probably won’t actually be recording the record because I don’t think there is a way to fit it into my busy schedule, I would love it if I could. I know they are interested in a couple of songs I wrote for the band. Also I love working with Craig Goldby the guitarist of the band, he and I have collaborated over the years. Hopefully there will be more work with the Dio Disciples but at this point it is just limited to just writing songs but I am hoping I can do some recording with them. ”
When asked about the new album with his new band The End Machine
“I am really excited about this album, we will also be playing shows with The End Machine. We got Robert Mason in as the vocalist who is incredible. I am really pleased with the songs, the songwriting and musical chemistry. I knew that the chemistry would be there with, George, Mick and I, but it was so great to hear what Robert brought to the album and how he really rounded it off. There are some Dokken and Lynch Mob influences there of course but it stands on it’s own musically. Also George Lynch is the greatest rock guitarist player on the planet, there is no question in my mind. The thing with George if you give him a sound he likes 99% of the time something brilliant is going to come out of him. There is a lot of depth to the record, there is straight ahead stuff and there is moments when we really let ourselves go which was really fun to do and gratifying. ”
Last in Line “II” was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of vocalists, including Owens and Logan and Wendy Dio revealed in an interview this past spring that DIO DISCIPLES’ debut album will be released via BMG. THE END MACHINE’s debut album, will be released on March 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. The End Machine featuring three members of the classic DOKKEN lineup — George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson(bass) and Mick Brown (drums) — along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason
THE END MACHINE will play its first set of shows in April. Brown will be unable to make the dates and will be temporarily replaced by EVANESCENCE’s Will Hunt.
The details are as follows:
April 04 – Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
April 05 – Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
April 06 – Encore – Tucson, AZ